Wow, I’ve blogged in the past about how Real Networks’ devotion to subscription music distribution was an archaic business model. Now, Rob Glaser and company are about to launch a new software product that, if ruled lawful under the DMCA, may revolutionize movie distribution. Real Networks Throws Down the DVD Copy Gauntlet [FT.com]. In a post-Napster legal environment, however, it is fair to say that no one can predict with certainty how these sorts of issues will play out. But if Cablevision can offer a remote-storage DVR on the theory that users are copying, not the device’s software, there is a good chance Real is right. Good luck and Apple TV watch out now!